Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (check-in, breakfast, and networking 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center
(714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176)
Fee: $60 per participant (breakfast and lunch included).
Eligibility: This retreat is designed for full-time or part-time Executive Directors/CEOs of nonprofit organizations with at least one paid staff position and is limited to organizations serving Loudoun and/or northern Fauquier counties. Space is limited.

About the Retreat

Calling nonprofit executives! Join our Executive Director/CEO Retreat, a program of the Community Foundation’s Social Impact Institute deeper-dive learning opportunities for nonprofit leaders.

This retreat is an opportunity to connect with fellow nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, learn from experts on meaningful topics that impact nonprofit leaders, and continue to build a community of intentional peer support among nonprofit leaders in Loudoun and northern Fauquier.

Retreat Presentations

  • Being a Leader to Follow, presented by Courtney Jordan, The Jordan Group
  • Successful Succession Strategiespresented by Paul Siker, Advanced Recruiting Trends, LLC
  • Help Your Board Understand Your 990 and Audit, presented by Jhoanne Nunes and Robbie Williams of CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen,LLP)
  • Nonprofit Executive and Board Relationship: A Review of “Leading with Intent” Data and Trends, Nicole Acosta, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Together participants will:

  • evaluate their own personal leadership styles and take a deep dive into leveraging the science of how to interact and collaborate with staff and our board to enhance impact through intentional communication and leadership;
  • explore strategies for successful succession planning as leaders;
  • learn how to help board members understand financial reports including your 990 and audit;
  • explore data and trends in the nonprofit sector related to the executive and board relationship

This retreat will be interactive and include self-reflection, allow for and encourage questions among experts and peers, and provide opportunity for guided group discussions. Attendees are encouraged to be prepared to be fully engaged for the optimal experience by committing to the full-day program.

Breakfast and lunch is included. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day.


The content of this retreat is designed for full or part-time executive directors of nonprofit organizations with at least one paid staff position. Eligible participants must be the current executive director or CEO of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity serving Loudoun or Northern Fauquier counties. Space is limited.

Contact Joanne Trimmer, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, at [email protected].

About the Social Impact Institute

The Social Impact Institute, a program of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, offers personalized support, specialized training, and in-depth programming for nonprofit executives, professionals, and boards. Current and previous Social Impact Institute programs include Leading for Success executive coaching program, Board Chair Roundtable, Executive Directors Retreat, Leadership Institute, Advancing Development, Maximizing Mission, and in-depth trainings under the Learning Lab workshop series.